MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA VILLlLGE COUNCIL HELD AT VILLAGE HALL ON
<br />DECEMBER 3, 1973
<br />Members answering rollcall were Councilmen Courtney, Johnson, Shaw and Van
<br />Valkenburg who served as Mayor Pro Tem in the absence of Mayor Bredesen.
<br />MINUTES of the meeting of November 19, 1973, were approved by Councilman
<br />Johnson, seconded by Councilman Courtney and carried.
<br />THAILAND FLAG PRESENTED BY PRAKARN BUSAYASIRI.
<br />sented to the Village by Prakarn Busayasiri from Bangkok who is taking his
<br />senior year at Edina East Upper Division.
<br />The flag of Thailand was pre-
<br />PUMP HOUSE NO. 18 BIDS AWARDED. Mr. Hyde presented tabulation of six bids
<br />received in response to Advertisement for Bids published in the Edina Sun and
<br />Construction Bulletin on November 3, 15 * and 22, 1973. Tabulation showed
<br />Lee Richert Plumbing & Heating, Inc . , low bidder at $58,860 .OO , ' Berglund-
<br />Johnson, Inc., at $59,583.00, Elview Construction, Inc., at $62,494.00; George
<br />F. Cook Construction Co. at $62,700 and Orvedahl Construction, Inc., at
<br />$72,700 against estimate of $65,000.00.
<br />contract to recommended low bidder was seconded by Bouncilman Johnson and
<br />70TH STREET AND YORK AVENUE U-TURN SIGN/FEDIAITJ~CU'X,.BEQUEST DENIED,
<br />called Council's attention to a letter from Mr. Donald Swartz of KMSP Tele-
<br />vision .requesfing an appeal of Council's donfihation of the Traffic Safety
<br />Commitfee decision to deny requested midian cut in the 6900 block of York
<br />Avenue'leading to either KMSP driveway and to permit U-turns at 70th and York
<br />Avenue. Mr. John Crouch, attofiey representing KMSP *ele;eision referred to
<br />the chronology of events which led KMSP Television to feel that a median cut
<br />and/or U-turns should be permitted to allow easy access to their property.
<br />He said thk, while the property abufs W. 70th Street, it would not be satis-
<br />factory to his client to malce a curb cut so as to permit access from 70th
<br />aescribed the difficulty in gaining access to KMSP Television's parking lot
<br />when approaching from the North.
<br />of median cuts along York Avenue.
<br />volved in traffic cutting across oncoming traffic. It was pointed out that
<br />when KtfSP Television was built, Yorktown had not been deiieloped and:traffic
<br />had been minimal. It was pointed out that elimination of other curb cuts in
<br />the Southdale area is under consideration. Chuncilman Johnson said that he
<br />thinks that all business establishments should be treated equitably but that
<br />safety must also be seriously considered. Councilman Courtney suggested that
<br />KMSP Television should try putting the curb cut oh I?. 70th Street and deter-
<br />mine how well it would work out. Following cdnsiderable discussion, Council-
<br />man Shaw's motion to reconfirm the Traffic Safety Committee's actions at its
<br />meeting of November 13, 1973, and suggesting that KMSP provide a curb cut for
<br />access from TJ. 70th Street was then seconded by Councilman Courtney,who said
<br />that he believed that he was so doing from a safety standpoint, ,and the
<br />motion carried unanimously.
<br />Councilman Shaw's motion awarding
<br />Mr. Hyde
<br />Mr. Swartz also requested that U-turns be permitted at 70th and
<br />Mr. Dunn showed a map indicating the number
<br />Discussion ensued as to the dangers in-
<br />HILDA M. HANSON NOTICE OF CLAIM SUBMITTED, Mr. Hyde called Council's attention
<br />to a Notice of Claim filed in behalf of Mrs. Hilda M. Hanson who fell and broke
<br />her hip in front of Nelson's Dry Goods Store, 4950 France Ave, S.
<br />has been referred to the insurance company and'to the Village Attorney.
<br />The matter
<br />SANITARY SEWER INPROVEXENT SS-188 AND WATERMAIN DPROVEMENT WM-193 ASSESSMENT
<br />TO BE LEXXED.AGAINST LOT 1, BLOCK 1, NORDIC CIRCLE, As recommended by Mr.
<br />Dalen, Councilman Courtney's motion was seconded by Councilman Shaw and carried,
<br />that the request of George Coyne, Inc., be approved,spreading the assessments
<br />against Lot 1, Block 1, Nordic Circle for SS-188 and TJM-193 over a four year
<br />GABBERT &:BECK REGISTERED LAND SURVEY GRANTED FINAL APPROVAL, Mr. Luce pre-
<br />sented the request of Gabbert & Beck.for final approval of a Registered Land
<br />Survey for property located generally between T.J. 69th and W. 70th Streets and
<br />between York and France Avenues, No abjections being heard, Councilman John-
<br />son offered the'following resolution and motted its adoption:
<br />GABBERT & BECK REGISTERED LAND SURVEY
<br />RESOLUTION APPROVING
<br />BE IT RESOLVED by the Edina Village Council of Edina, Minnesota, that that
<br />certain Registered Land Survey, presented for final approval by Gabbert & Beck,